If you have anxiety or a fear of the dentist, you’re not alone. Whether your anxiety stems from childhood experiences at the dentist, the sound of the drill or even embarrassment— sedation dentistry at Bash Dental may be right for you.
Oral sedatives can transform the way you experience dentistry, enabling you to have dental work completed when you otherwise wouldn’t. Prior to your procedure, typically during your initial consultation, one of our dentists will be happy to address your anxiety concerns.
Patients find that oral sedatives induce a calm and relaxed state. They can be used alone or in conjunction with an inhalation anesthetic to achieve a level of comfort that’s tailored to your needs.
Once it’s determined that oral sedatives are right for you, the dentist will provide you with a prescription to fill at your pharmacy. When oral sedatives are prescribed, make sure to:
Ensure the prescription is filled and in-hand by the day of your procedure
Arrange for a friend or family member to provide transportation to and from your appointment
Take the medication exactly as the dentist has prescribed